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The Certified Biomedical Auditor is a professional who understands the principles of standards, regulations, directives, and guidance for auditing a biomedical system while using various tools and techniques to examine, question, evaluate, and report on that system's adequacies and deficiencies.
A biomedical auditor analyzes all elements of the system and reports on how well it adheres to the criteria for management and control of process safety.
Download the Biomedical Auditor Certification Brochure (PDF, 200 KB).
Here are the requirements, experience and exam specifics for a Certified Biomedical Auditor.
Candidates must have worked in a full-time, paid role. Paid intern, co-op or any other course work cannot be applied toward the work experience requirement.
The CBA requires five years of work experience including one year in a decision-making position.
Candidates who have completed a degree from a college, university or technical school with accreditation accepted by ASQ will have part of the five-year experience requirement waived, as follows (only one of these waivers may be claimed):
Degrees or diplomas from educational institutions outside the United States must be equivalent to degrees from U.S. educational institutions.
Here are the minimum expectations of a Certified Biomedical Auditor.
Included in the Body of Knowledge are subtext explanations and corresponding cognitive levels for each subtopic. These details will be used by the Examination Development Committee as guidelines for writing test questions and are designed to help candidates prepare for the exam by identifying specific content within each topic that may be tested.
The subtext is not intended to limit the subject matter or be all-inclusive of what might be covered in an exam, but is intended to clarify how topics are related to the role of the certified biomedical auditor. The descriptor in parentheses at the end of each subtext entry refers to the highest cognitive level at which the topic will be tested. A more complete description of cognitive levels is provided at the end of the document.
Download the Certified Biomedical Auditor Body of Knowledge
ASQ designed these resources to help you get ready to take the exam. Have you already reviewed these items? If so, you're ready to choose an exam date below.
Review a list of references that provide the basis for the exam questions. These items give you a better idea of the material covered in the exam.
Take an interactive sample exam to receive additional feedback on the questions that appear in the sample exam. Print out the paper-and-pencil sample exam (PDF, 238 KB) to see the actual test format, including instructions and test questions from past exams.
ASQ offers many books and training opportunities to help you prepare.
Need more training options? ASQ Sections and ASQ Forums/Divisions offer more training opportunities.
Each candidate is required to pass an exam that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge.
Computer Delivered - The CBA examination is a one-part, 145-multiple choice question, four-and-a-half-hour exam and is offered in English only. 135 questions are scored and 10 are unscored.
Paper and Pencil - The CBA examination is a one-part, 135- multiple choice question, four-hour exam and is offered in English only
All examinations are open book with the exception of the constructed response (essay) portion of the CMQ/OE exam. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials. Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the FAQs.
To maintain the integrity of your Biomedical Auditor certification, ASQ requires that you recertify every three years. Find out the steps you need to take for recertification.
ASQ certification examinations are delivered by ASQ's testing partner, Prometric. The examination scheduling instructions in your eligibility letter will direct you to a section of Prometric's website, where you can select and schedule your examination date and location.
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